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Posts Tagged Dustin Penner
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Mike Heika: Scouting the Stars-Ducks game: the Sharks, Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets.
- Renaud Lavoie: Jarome Iginla hopes to sign an extension with the Penguin. If that is not possible, the Kings are a strong option.
- Ben Kuzma: A scan of Canucks Ryan Kesler’s fractured foot revealed that it’s healing. There is hope that he’s able to get back skating next week.
- Chicago Blackhawks: Blackhawks Dave Bolland is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
- Lisa Dillman: The Kings put Dustin Penner on the IR with a lower-body injury, retroactive to March 31st.
NHL Rumors II: Clowe, Vanek, Luongo, Kiprsuoff, Leafs, Penguins, Blues, Kings, Bruins and Hurricanes
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: The Canadiens, Bruins, Rangers and Canucks are in the hunt for Sharks Ryane Clowe. Clowe won’t stand in the way of possible trade. He and management have been working together.
“It’s a distraction if you let it be a distraction,” coach Todd McLellan said Sunday. “My experience around him this last week has been a good one. He’s been professional, he’s come to the rink and played hard, got himself healthy.”
GM Doug Wilson on if they are buyers or sellers,
“We’re both,” the G.M. responded. “Are we going to give up first- or second-round picks in a draft that’s viewed as very strong? The answer is no. This is the time that we’re going to replenish in a very strong draft year.
“But,” he added, “if there’s younger players that can fit into what we’re trying to do and how we’re trying to play, I have no problem acquiring that maybe in lieu of a pick.”
- Paul Hamilton of WGR 550: Thomas Vanek on if he’d like to be traded,
“You never like to. I’ve raised my family here and I enjoy where I’m at, but I understand the situation and I’ve not talked to anyone about what their plan is. It’s something you can’t control and if happens, you move on.”
- Toronto Sun: Roberto Luongo trade talk is increasing.
“Mike is in discussions with multiple teams … Talks are beyond the tire-kicking stage,” Gilman told the Vancouver media.
“We need a third-line centre, but no one is going to ‘steal’ Roberto from us,” Gilman told reporters. “We’re not moving him for a rental. We need something for today and tomorrow.”
Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak fits their need. Bozak hasn’t been apart of any recent Maple Leafs offer according to the Vancouver Province.
The Leafs have looked to improve their top-four, and have been linked too: Keith Yandle, Dmitri Kulikov and Jay Bouwmeester.
- Lance Hornby: If the Leafs could get Miikka Kiprusoff at a bargain price, they can’t turn it down. No contract strings should be attached.
- Darren Dreger: There was more talk between the Flames and Maple Leafs this weekend. They are not close but more talks are expected over the next three days. Kiprusoff has maintained that he’d consider all options, including a trade, contract extension, etc.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Penguins are still looking to add a 4th line center who will be a UFA at the end of the season. Coyotes Boyd Gordon, Sharks Michal Handzus and Blues Scott Nichol’s could be a fits for the Pens.The Blues may look to trade Patrik Berglund or David Perron this summer. Alex Steen or Jaden Schwartz could be moved to center if Berglund is traded.
The LA Kings are a wildcard for Jay Bouwmeester. Since Penner is unlikely to be back, they should be able to fit in his contract for next season.
Bruins pending UFA goalie Anton Khudobin is likely heading to the KHL and AHL goalie Niklas Svedberg will be their backup next season.
Kings Dustin Penner could be available. Matheson thinks the Bruins should take a look.
The Hurricanes are still looking for a defenseman, Ryan Whitney has to be a possibility.
Craig Custance of ESPN: Custance put together a list of the top 20 rental players that could be available at this year’s trade deadline or before.
“You can’t let players walk,” said one NHL source. “If you’re going to lose players, you have to get something.”
1. Corey Perry – $5.3 million. Asking price could be a roster player, 1st round pick and a good prospect.
2. Daniel Alfredsson – $4.9 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick, B-level prospect and conditional draft pick based on playoff success.
3. David Clarkson – $2.7 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a prospect. Source added, ”You only try to do that if you think you can re-sign him.“
4. Jarome Iginla – $7 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a Grade A prospect and a 2nd round that becomes a 1st if the team wins the cup.
5. Mike Ribeiro – $5 million with a no-trade clause. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a B-level prospect.
6. Mike Smith – $2 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a prospect.
7. Mark Streit – $4.1 million. Asking price could be a A-level prospect and a 2nd round pick.
8. Jaromir Jagr – $4.6 million. Asking price could be a 2nd or 3rd round pick.
9. Lubomir Visnovsky – $5.6 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
10. Clarke MacArthur – $3.3 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick and good prospect.
11. Dustin Penner – $3.3 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
12. Brenden Morrow – $4.1 million with a no-trade clause. Asking price could be a B-level prospect plus a conditional pick based on playoff success.
13. Sergei Gonchar – $5.5 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick, or more if multiple teams are interested.
14. Milan Hejduk – $2 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a 3rd round pick.
15. Steve Sullivan – $2.6 million. Asking price could be a conditional 2nd round pick.
16. Ian White – $2.9 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
17. Nate Thompson – $900,000. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
18. Stephen Weiss – $3.1 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a 3rd round pick that becomes a 2nd if team re-signs him. Would give the team more time to re-sign him.
19. Robyn Regehr – $4 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a B-level prospect plus a 4th round draft pick.
20. Nik Antropov – $4 million with a modified no-trade clause. Asking price could be a 3rd round pick.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: “The trade market sure sounds like it is having a tough time shaking loose.”
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Avalanche are requesting a roster player and a top prospect for Ryan O’Reilly.
- The Fourth Period: It’s looking more likely that the Avalanche will end up trading O’Reilly. Avs GM Greg Sherman has taken calls, but nothing is thought to be imminent. Adrian Dater tweeted last night: ”O’Reilly’s days as an Av have been over for a while now. He will not be back.” The Sabres, Panthers, Islanders and Maple Leafs are believed to be interested.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: “Ducks scouts weren’t here because there r discussions between Sens and ANA. Bob Murray intends to try to keep Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf.”
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues would have to give up a good price to a get a quality defenseman that they need.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson names 6 UFA’s that could be traded: Mark Streit (NYI), Nik Antropov (WIN), Ryan Whitney (EDM), Robyn Regehr (BUF), Tim Connolly (TOR) and Dustin Penner (LA)
- The Fourth Period: According to Winnipeg Free Press reports, Jets defenseman Paul Postma has been coming up in trade talks. Postma could be top 4 Dman. The Jets already have Dustin Byfuglien, Toby Enstrom and Zach Bogosian along the blueline. The Jets would likely look for equal value in a forward that is ready to play now.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Sources are saying not to be surprised if the Sabres move or attempt to move Nathan Gerbe. He’s been moved to the 4th line and hasn’t made much of an impact. Patrick Kaleta’s return from injury could make him expendable. Ville Leino could be on his way to having labrum surgery that would put him out for the year.
Friedman’s thoughts … Pens need a winger … Blues – Flyers scouting each other … Isles holding pat? Bruins to sign Pandolfo
- Eliotte Friedman of CBC: The Wild have lots of young talent but at different stages of development. They are 5-5-1 and have holes to fill.
“They will not be a contender until their young players are ready,” said one executive. “But that will be hard for ownership to hear.”
Capitals GM George McPhee said on Friday that he won’t “blow up” the team. Firing Adam Oates doesn’t make much sense. Several teams would love Ryan O’Reilly. Derick Brassard’s name is coming up again. The Blue Jackets have 3 1st round picks this year including the Kings and Rangers. The likely wouldn’t trade their own, but the others are strong assets in a deep draft. Dustin Penner is in the Kings doghouse and could draw some interest. There are some people who believe that if there are 2 NHL teams in Toronto, one will be owned by Bell and the other by Rogers.
- Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Molinari thinks that if the Penguins don’t think Beau Bennett is ready to contribute Evgeni Malkin and James Neal, they should look to move some assets to acquire a winger. They may be able to find someone closer to the trade deadline that would be cheaper. If they don’t find someone to fill the hole this year, it will lessen their chances of contending this spring.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Flyers were scouting the Blues last night. The Blues were scouting the Flyers last night. The Flyers need scoring and Blues could use a defenseman.
- B.D. Gallof via twitter: For Islanders fans who are calling for a trade, they will be disappointed as their current NHL and AHL options are their only options/solutions.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Bruins are likely to sign Jay Pandolfo to a deal this week. He’s been skating and traveling with them.
- Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Panic or Patience for a few NHL teams. Rangers – patience. Flyers – patience. Capitals – panic. Red Wings – patience. Kings – panic.
Bob McKenzie via twitter: Zach Parise will hit the open market. Not ruling out the Devils.
Josh Cooper via twitter: The Predators are expected to take a run at Zach Parise as well.
Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The Senators won’t be presenting an offer to Parise in Toronto today.
David Pagnotta via twitter: (from @MAGodin) Source saying that the Canadiens are pursuing Dustin Penner.
Josh Yohe via twitter: Hearing the Penguins are interested in Brandon Prust.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: “Those asking SB do count against cap. His cap hit will be far less over entire contract. Yr 1 of 12M/2M salary guarantee’s Parise lockout $” … “#NHL teams presenting will also be asked to pay 2nd 12M SB to Parise next July 1st. That’s 24M guaranteed over 1 yr Nice eh. “
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The Senators and Maple Leafs are just 2 of the teams that have contacted the Sharks about Doug Murray. Burke made an offer at the draft for Murray.
- Craig Custance via twitter: No last minute deal for Matt Carle and Flyers. He’ll hit the open market.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: The Lightning will be pressing hard for a top 4 Dman today. If they can’t sign one, they’ll look to trade for one.
- Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: The Flames may be looking for a top 6 forward, but with the looks of the UFA market, they may have to go the trade route. Jaromir Jagr could be one free agent they look at. Forwards they could consider are: Jiri Hudler, Alex Semin, Shane Doan, Brad Boyes, Brandon Prust, Jordin Tootoo and Zenon Konopka. Jay Bouwmeester trade rumors are still out there. It would be ideal if someone would take Anton Babchuk.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: The Wild will be trying to do everything they can to sign Zach Parise, and will look to make a move quickly. They’ll be going head-to-head with the Penguins and Red Wings. The Wild may have a better chance to sign Ryan Suter, who’s not in a hurry to sign a deal. If waiting on Suter and your plan B is Jason Garrison or Matt Carle, you may miss out on them. The Wild could be interested in Dustin Penner, Peter Mueller, Brandon Prust, Torrey Mitchell. They are expected to make a run at Jamie Langenbrunner.
Blues looking at Dmen … Suter and Preds communicating, but will test market … Nash trade could wait for Parise … Panthers and Luongo
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: The Blues still need to address their defense, and will do so through trade or free agency. They are looking for someone to play with Alex Pietrangelo. They may not be able to afford Matt Carle who will be looking for $4+ million. Bryce Salvador could be an option, though he may return to New Jersey. The Blue have told defenseman Ian Cole that he has a top 7 position, but it’s up to him to crack the top 6. Jamie Langenbrunner and Scott Nichol could both re-sign this week or next. Sources are saying that Ryan Suter has been in close communication with Predators GM David Poile. Suter has been told by the team that they plan to be aggressive in free agency. Suter wants to see what the Predators are able to do. If they strike out, he may move on. Zach Parise will give the Devils every opportunity to re-sign him.
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: He lists the chances of the Canadiens drafting Filip Forsberg with the 3rd overall pick at 40%. The Canadiens may be more interested in getting help up the middle.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Predators GM David Poile to ESPN:
“It appears that Suter is going to go to July 1,” Poile told ESPN.com Tuesday afternoon from Las Vegas. “I’m going to meet with Neil on Friday, and we’re going to talk again next week to see where we are. But it appears that’s where he’s heading. I’m keeping the faith. I don’t think I’m going to trade his rights. It’s all based on the fact that there’s no indication to me that Ryan doesn’t think Nashville is the right fit for him.”
“I don’t know how it’s going to pan out, but we’re going to do the best we can to keep talking and keep believing that we’re the right choice,” Poile said. “Hopefully, when he compares it to other teams July 1 and compares it to Nashville, what’s important to him in his life and for his family, I think we’re a real good fit on and off the ice. I don’t see where the grass is any greener.”
If the Blue Jackets don’t get what they want for Rick Nash this weekend, they may wait until the Zach Parise free agent period ends. The Flyers are part of the “in” crowd when it comes to Nash. The Sharks are interested, but not if Logan Couture is involved. The Hurricanes are interested in Jordan Staal and Nash, but can’t do both. LeBrun believes the Panthers and Canucks have talked about Roberto Luongo, but the Panthers would require salary to head back the other way. The Kings are not in a hurry to move Jonathan Bernier and are fine with keeping him next year if they have to. The Kings and Jarret Stoll could have a deal within a week. They have also had talks with Colin Fraser, and are still deciding on Dustin Penner. The Sharks could dangle a defenseman, maybe Jason Demers, in a deal for a winger. The Red Wings offered Brad Stuart 3 and 4 year deals worth more than the $3.6 million per year he got from the Sharks after the trade.
Souray rejects offer … Oilers pick is costly … Likely Leafs scenarios … Leafs off Nash’s trade list … Penner wants to re-sign
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Strickland has been told that Sheldon Souray has rejected the Stars offer of 1 year and $3 million.
- Mark Spector via twitter: The Oilers won’t trade their 1st overall draft pick. They won’t decide until Thursday night or Friday morning on who they’ll draft. The 1st overall pick is too costly. The Maple Leafs would have to include Jake Gardiner. The Canadiens would have to include P.K. Subban. Neither team is willing to do that, so the Oilers will likely keep the pick.
- Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Players like Patrick Kane, Rick Nash, Jay Bouwmeester and Roberto Luongo could be available for trade. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter appear to top the free agent market. The Maple Leafs may be looking to add a veteran goalie (maybe Luongo), veteran leadership and possibly moving up to grab the 1st overall pick. They would have to give up some assets to do so. Luke Schenn’s name is rumored, teams like Jake Gardiner and Nazem Kadri’s development is debated by some. Likely scenarios:
• A play for Luongo that might cost one good prospect.
• A mid-range NHL free agent.
• An aggressive bid for unsigned Anaheim blueline prospect Justin Schultz.
• No deal for Nash who may have scratched Toronto from his list of preferred destinations anyway.
• No move up from No. 5 in the draft and therefore ending up with a blue-chip youngster who will be back in junior or Europe next season.
- Damien Cox via twitter: Cox doesn’t think the Maple Leafs will make a major play to get the 1st overall pick. “They wouldn’t move Schenn or Gardiner for the pick, let alone a flip.”
- Damien Cox via twitter: Cox thinks the Maple Leafs would draft Filip Forsberg at #5 if he’s there.
- Damien Cox via twitter: Chatter that the Maple Leafs are no longer on Rick Nash’s short list of teams he’d accept a trade too.
- Damien Cox via twitter: Belief is that the Maple Leafs will be one of many teams going after defenseman Justin Schultz.
- Curtis Zupke of NHL.com: Dustin Penner said that he’d like to re-sign with the Kings, and may be willing to take a bit of a paycut. Penner carried a $4.5 million cap hit.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: The Penguins have made a qualifying offer to Matt Niskanen and are interested in a multi-year deal.
Questions for Predators … Sens should have some interest Penner … Extension for Gillis, Vigneault next? ‘Hawks, Oilers coaching notes
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Questions now turn to the Predators free agents. Will Shea Weber and Ryan Suter be back? Will Radulov be re-signed? Does he even want to stay in the NHL? Predators GM David Poile brought in players at the deadline to improve the teams chances, and to show Weber and Sutur they want win. Did they make to many changes at the deadline which changed the chemistry:
“I think we had a great group in here, just as good as we’ve had in the past,” Weber said, disagreeing with that notion. “It definitely wasn’t the case [of the additions hurting the team]. We didn’t accomplish what we thought we could have. It’s due in part to a great team in Phoenix, and don’t discredit them at all. They deserve to be going on and they’re going to do well.”
Suter will be a UFA, Weber will be a RFA. Alexander and Andrei Kostitsyn won’t likely be back.
“We’ll have to see,” Poile said. “There’s certain things that the club has rights to under the CBA and there’s certain things that we don’t. It’s a free world for some players. We have to hope and believe that what we’ve done this year and the growth of our franchise, whether it’s a player like Suter who’s an unrestricted free agent, that he sees that commitment and he wants to play with us and play for us. That he wants to play with Shea Weber as his partner and Shea wants to play [for the Predators] in the future. That’s why we signed Pekka Rinne and that’s why we’ve been trying to sign these guys. We’re going to have to see what we can do.”
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: It shouldn’t come as a shock if the Senators show some interest in Kings UFA Dustin Penner. Penner will likely have to take a pay cut to the $1.5 million range, down from his $4.25 million. Penner had only 7 goals and 10 assists in 65 regular season games this past season, but has added 2 goals and 5 assists in 9 playoff games.
- Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks GM Mike Gillis received a contract extension yestreday and he hopes that one will be coming soon for coach Alain Vigneault.
“I feel very comfortable with Alain as the coach, I told everybody that at my season-ending press conference,” Gillis said. “I think he has done an excellent job and I don’t know why you wouldn’t want somebody back who has done an excellent job and has the results to show for it.”
- Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times: There is some friction between the Blackhawks and their coac Joel Quenneville, and there is speculation that they wouldn’t stand in the Canadiens way if they came calling. Quenneville is a close ally of new GM Marc Bergevin.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The perception is the Oilers are looking for a new head coach, though they haven’t informed their current head coach, Tom Renney, of anything. Brent Sutter could one option they are considering.
Coaches up in the air … Hossa hopes to be ready for next year … Improving FAs … Thinking Price at $5.5 million
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: The Canucks and Sharks future coaching situations are still up in the air. Alain Vigneault and Todd McLellan could be looking for new jobs this offseason. McLellan could interest the Canucks and Flames. Vigneault would get interest from the Canadiens. If the Canucks let Vigneault go, they could also look at Craig MacTavish and Scott Arniel. They could also wait it out and see what happens with the disgruntled Joel Quenneville in Chicago. Gordon McIntyre of the Vancouver Province: Vigneault left town before having a his ‘postseason court’ with the media and isn’t available to talk about his future. He has 1 year remaining on his contract.
- Brian Hedger via twitter: Blackhawks Marian Hossa said that this is the “biggest concussion” he’s ever had. He’s feeling better and progressing. He also added that there is quite awhile until training camp and he’s confident that he’ll be ready to play by then.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Potential free agents who have been increase value during the playoffs: Dustin Penner (LA), Francis Bouillon (NASH), Alexander Semin (WAS), Bryce Salvador (NJ), Matt Carle (PHI) and Mike Knuble (WAS).
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Many people don’t think that Dale Hunter will be back in Washington. GM George McPhee said he would like him to stay. Once the Kings made the playoffs, coach Darryl Sutter told his team the worst was over and it’s time to relax and have fun. The average that some league executives think Carey Price will get on a new deal is $5.5 million per season. Some noted that Price has leverage which could drive up the price. Some GMs aren’t certain the Bruins will keep Tim Thomas, and there would be a market for him. The annual “Trade Marleau” watch is on.
Kings Dustin Brown may be available now … Oilers make last push to re-sign Hemsky … Goalies Leafs may look at … Wings looking at F’s
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Kings forward Dustin Brown may now be available, which puts more heat on the Blue Jackets to make a decision on Nash. The Rangers, Maple Leafs, and Flyers are just a few teams that would be interested. Jim Matheson via twitter: If Brown is available, Matheson thinks Eastern Conference teams will be all over him even with the 2 remaining years. The Bruins and Capitals could be interested. Tim Panaccio via twitter: A source said that the Flyers can’t get serious on Brown because of salary cap issues. Andy Strickland via twitter: “In a salary cap world where every GM wants value for the $ why would LA trade Dustin Brown? Has maybe the best contract in the NHL.”
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Teams are circling with interest in Ales Hemsky, but don’t rule out the Oilers making one last push to re-sign him. 2 years and $10 million ($5 million per season) might keep him there. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Postgame buzz last night had GM Steve Tambellini in the dressing room to meet with Hemsky.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Initial plan is to play Jeff Carter on right winger with Mike Richards.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Leafs GM Brian Burke confirmed on the radio that he’ll check out the goalie market to see what’s there. It was discussed for the first time on Wednesday. Goalie possibilities are: Evgeni Nabokov, Josh Harding, Anders Lindback, Curtis Sanford, J.S, Giguere, Antero Niittymaki, Scott Clemmensen and Ben Bishop.
- Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Goalies that Burke will look into are, Evgeni Nabokov, Nikolai Khabibulin, Josh Harding, Anders Lindback and JS Giguere.
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: Kings GM Dean Lombardi on other possible trades: ”Right now I got absolutely nothing.”
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: The Kings could use Jarrett Stoll as an asset now. He’s been misused all season.
- Bob Duff via twitter: 2 forwards that Duff is hearing most often linked to Red Wings are Mikael Samuelsson of the Panthers and Travis Moen of the Canadiens.
- Toronto Sun: (from their NHL trade rumors ‘slideshow’) Players listed: Ales Hemsky, Zach Parise , Teemu Selanne, Shane Doan, Ryan Suter, Ryan Miller, Ryan Malone, Rick Nash, Ray Whitney, Paul Gaustad, P.A. Parenteau, Mikhail Grabovski, Mike Knuble, Michal Rozsival, Luke Schenn, Kyle Wellwood, Jonathan Bernier, Jason Blake, Dustin Penner, Dennis Wideman, David Jones, Brian Rolston, Brad Boyes, Andrei Kostitsyn, Alex Semin.